You Spent $1.2 Billion Shopping Online on Black Friday

Good job.
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Pay Attention, Snapchat! China’s WeChat Messaging App Does E-Commerce Well.

Smartphone sales, in-app gaming and sticker packs! Can American companies learn a thing or two about monetization from Asian messaging services?
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E-Commerce Shopping Site Zulily Prices $253 Million IPO Above Target

Zulily is slated to open on the Nasdaq Stock Market Friday under the symbol “ZU.”

Amazon Convinces U.S. Postal Service to Start Making Sunday Deliveries

Neither rain nor hail nor Sundays will keep the struggling Postal Service from finding new ways to generate revenue.
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How Airlines Mine Personal Data In-Flight

One day soon, frequent fliers should expect flight attendants to know their birthdays, how they like their coffee, and what they’re likely to buy on board.

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Sold Is Sold to Dropbox (Yes, I Just Wrote That)

Dropbox today has bought e-commerce middleman for consumers Sold, according to a post on Sold’s site. The service will no longer be accepting items, the Boston-based startup said. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Sold had only had a small round of seed funding from Google Ventures and Greylock Partners, among others.

AllThingsD Week in Review: Patent Wars Redux and Netflix Thinks “Big”

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
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With Search-Heavy Redesign, Groupon Starts Acting Like a Deals Marketplace

Another move away from a reliance on daily-email marketing.
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AllThingsD Week in Review: Apple Freshens Up & Pinterest and Snapchat See Dollar Signs

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
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Amazon Builds the Spheres, While Google Opts for the Hulk

Analog is the new digital.
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The Money Is in the Email